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How Much Privilege Do You Need? An SA Principal Reflects on the College Admissions Scandal

March 29, 2019 Danique Day-Loving

How much privilege do you need? That was my first thought when news broke about the college admissions cheating and bribery scandal. The news was a painful reminder to me that the odds are stacked against you if you are poor or, even worse, a poor person of color in America. Read more

Notes to the Principal’s Office

August 29, 2017 Andrew Malone

One of our scholars was selected as one of just 80 participants (out of 2,400 applicants) for the prestigious Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) program at MIT. High School of the Liberal Arts Principal Andy Malone shares two emails from the scholar recounting this truly special experience. Read more

Congratulations, Ms. Vandlik!

June 7, 2017 Success Academy

Success Academy Bronx 1 scholars had something besides the games to smile about at the school’s annual Field Day: They watched as their principal, Liz Vandlik, received the 2017 Ryan Award from the Accelerate Institute of Chicago! Read more

Careful What You Volunteer for — You Might Find a Rewarding Career

May 25, 2017 Success Academy

Success Academy spoke to Ty Redmond about how he went from salesman to principal, and how starting as a Leadership Fellow paved the way for his unexpected future. Read more

Teachers Use Literature, Art, and Poetry as Platform to Discuss a Contentious Election

November 21, 2016 Success Academy

The day after the election, scholars had many questions about the future of our country. Read more

The NAACP is on the Wrong Side of History

October 23, 2016 Khari Shabazz

The NAACP, arguably the nation’s most influential and long standing civil rights organization, approved a moratorium on public charter schools. Read more

More Proof Our Teachers Rock

May 9, 2016 Elizabeth Vandlik

I recently borrowed an idea from SA Bronx 1 Middle School Principal Britney Weinberg-Lynn and asked parents at my school to write a thank-you note to a teacher. Read more

A Most Determined Scholar

April 13, 2016 Britney Weinberg-Lynn

They know that what matters most is not the score they get, but the effort they show and the real sense of accomplishment that comes with knowing they did their best! Read more

Who We Are and Who We Aren’t

November 23, 2015 Jonathan Dant

I have been troubled by the recent negative news stories involving our schools. Read more

Stop Playing Racial Politics with Our Kids

November 19, 2015 Khari Shabazz

We believe in teaching our scholars to be self-advocates, to respectfully but forcefully stand up for what is right and fair. That’s why it was so important for me and my fellow principals and other Success Academy leaders and parents to respond to false claims by the Alliance for Quality Education and other union-backed agitators last week. Read more